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Justin Nicolino
Birthdate: 11/22/1991 (25 y, 4 m, 8 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-3/195     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 30, Overall: 80, Team: Toronto Blue Jays
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Reported: 1/13/2015  Risk: 2  ETA: 2016  Team Rank: NA  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballCurveballChangeupCommandFuture Value
45 / 5045 / 5055 / 6045 / 50+45
RotoWire News: Nicolino was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports. (3/28/2017)
Profiles:  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: More than 1,500 players have pitched since 1990. Only six have posted worse rates of strikeouts per nine innings (K/9) than Justin Nicolino, and only one pitched at any point since 2002 (min. 150 innings pitched). Nicolino traverses mostly uncharted territories — unwisely, one might say — driving his expected and actual outcomes sky-high, as evidenced by his career 5.12 xFIP. Inexplicably, he is competing for a rotation spot in Miami while Marlins brass wants to use David Phelps exclusively as a reliever. For a team that always pretends to contend, it's completely baffling but somehow not surprising. At least Jeffrey Loria will be gone soon... OK, sorry, I'll step down from my soapbox. Nicolino is completely fantasy irrelevant. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Justin Nicolino might be the least-appealing active starting pitcher in the league. You'd be wise to avoid him in your fantasy drafts.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2011Blue Jays (A-)51012952.111.011.890.00.24177.5 %  1.031.85  
2011Blue Jays (A)110338.29.352.080.00.39376.9 %  3.121.98  
2012Blue Jays (A)10402822124.18.611.520.43.30574.7 %  2.462.70  
2013Marlins (A+)520181896.25.961.680.37.28679.3 %  2.233.08  
2013Marlins (AA)3209945.16.152.380.40.38664.7 %  4.963.04  
2014Marlins (AA)14402828170.14.281.060.53.26768.8 %  2.853.44  
2015Marlins (AAA)7702020115.04.932.270.86.32476.5 %  3.524.61  
2015Marlins540121274.02.802.430.97.25974.0 %44.4 %8.6 %4.014.855.300.0
2016Marlins (AAA)760141485.05.191.381.06.28266.3 %  4.134.56  
2016Marlins360181379.14.202.270.91.31768.7 %46.6 %9.0 %4.994.394.950.6
2017Depth Charts440111165.04.652.201.08.30468.7 %  4.554.52 0.4
2017Steamer340111165.04.932.411.11.30169.3 %45.7 % 4.614.564.910.4
2017ZiPS91103028162.34.382.001.05.29868.1 %  4.494.49 1.1
Total- - -81003025153.13.522.350.94.29071.0 %45.5 %8.8 %4.524.615.120.6

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2011Blue Jays (A-)511.03129100  52.11922896011011364
2011Blue Jays (A)113.1233000  8.23911330200009
2012Blue Jays (A)1042.462822000  124.149511141346211541119
2013Marlins (A+)522.231818100  96.2385892724418021164
2013Marlins (AA)324.9699100  45.1205632925212021031
2014Marlins (AA)1442.852828220  170.168616268541020152081
2015Marlins (AAA)773.522020000  115.048713451451129240063
2015Marlins544.0112120000074.0301723333820232023
2016Marlins (AAA)764.131414000  85.03458743391013004049
2016Marlins364.9918130000079.1346964544820131037
2017Depth Charts444.551111  00 65.0 733633816 3  34
2017Steamer344.6111110000 65.0282743633817 2  35
2017ZiPS9114.493028  0  162.3 18087811936273079
Total- - -8104.52302500000153.164716878771640363060

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2011Blue Jays (A-)11.011.895.820.0033.3 %5.7 %27.6 %.1560.75.24177.5 %  1.85
2011Blue Jays (A)9.352.084.500.0023.1 %5.1 %18.0 %.2971.50.39376.9 %  1.98
2012Blue Jays (A)8.611.525.670.4324.0 %4.2 %19.8 %.2371.06.30574.7 %  2.70
2013Marlins (A+)5.961.683.560.3716.6 %4.7 %11.9 %.2441.11.28679.3 %  3.08
2013Marlins (AA)6.152.382.580.4015.1 %5.9 %9.3 %.3301.65.38664.7 %  3.04
2014Marlins (AA)4.281.064.050.5311.8 %2.9 %8.9 %.2451.07.26768.8 %  3.44
2015Marlins (AAA)4.932.272.170.8612.9 %6.0 %7.0 %.2951.42.32476.5 %  4.61
2015Marlins2.802.431.150.977.6 %6.6 %1.0 %.2591.24.25974.0 %1041294.85
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Marlins (AAA)5.191.383.771.0614.2 %3.8 %10.4 %.2621.18.28266.3 %  4.56
2016Marlins4.202.271.850.9110.7 %5.8 %4.9 %.2971.46.31768.7 %1221104.39
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts4.652.202.111.08   .2861.37.30468.7 %  4.52
2017Steamer4.932.412.041.1112.5 %6.1 %6.4 %.2821.42.30169.3 %  4.56
2017ZiPS4.382.002.191.05   .2821.33.29868.1 %  4.49
Total- - -3.522.351.500.949.3 %6.2 %3.1 %.2801.36.29071.0 %1131194.61

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2015Marlins1.1818.1 %44.4 %37.5 %7.5 %8.6 %4.5 %14.3 %37.6 %31.4 %31.0 %22.7 %47.1 %30.2 %5.591365.30
2016Marlins1.4621.5 %46.6 %31.9 %6.7 %9.0 %3.8 %14.3 %39.5 %40.6 %19.9 %15.4 %51.7 %32.9 %5.111204.95
Total- - -1.3219.9 %45.5 %34.5 %7.1 %8.8 %4.2 %14.3 %38.6 %36.2 %25.1 %18.9 %49.5 %31.6 %5.341285.12

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2015Marlins11093457571323576901047
2016Marlins13089606571334317781209
Total- - -24018210513101426578814682256

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2015Marlins0.51-5.115.623.120.320.970.970.880.8212-0.110.6400
2016Marlins-1.44-7.245.81-8.31-0.851.021.031.010.9018-0.75-0.6611
Total- - --0.92-12.3511.43-5.19-0.521.001.000.960.8730-0.86-0.0711

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2015Marlins56.2% (88.7) 18.0% (85.5)8.0% (75.4)17.8% (81.1)  0.5%
2016Marlins52.0% (89.2) 17.8% (86.5)12.1% (77.0)18.2% (82.7)  0.5%
Total- - -53.9% (89.0) 17.9% (86.0)10.2% (76.4)18.0% (82.0)  0.5%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2015Marlins54.7 %2.2 %16.7 %   1.1 %8.1 %  17.3 %   
2016Marlins52.7 % 17.8 %    12.0 %  17.4 %   
Total- - -53.6 %1.0 %17.3 %   0.5 %10.2 %  17.4 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2015Marlins88.784.185.4   86.275.4  81.4  
2016Marlins89.1 86.6    76.9  82.6  
Total- - -88.984.186.1   86.276.4  82.0  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2015Marlins5.5 -1.6-3.0-0.5  0.94 -0.83-3.62-0.29  
2016Marlins-7.9 0.50.51.7  -1.26 0.230.340.75  
Total- - --2.4 -1.1-2.51.1  -0.19 -0.26-1.100.28  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2015Marlins6.4-1.4-1.7   0.6-2.7  -0.4  
2016Marlins-8.6 1.9    0.6  1.9  
Total- - --2.3-1.40.2   0.6-2.1  1.5  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2015Marlins1.12-6.24-1.00   5.75-3.18  -0.24  
2016Marlins-1.36 0.90    0.41  0.93  
Total- - --0.19-6.240.05   5.75-0.91  0.39  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2015Marlins31.9 %68.1 %49.2 %85.6 %91.8 %89.7 %47.9 %64.8 %5.1 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Marlins29.1 %65.6 %46.0 %80.3 %94.0 %89.4 %46.3 %62.7 %4.9 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -30.3 %66.8 %47.5 %82.8 %92.9 %89.5 %47.0 %63.7 %5.0 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2015Marlins30.6 %66.1 %49.3 %82.8 %92.3 %89.5 %52.6 %20.6
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Marlins29.5 %63.4 %46.0 %79.2 %94.3 %89.4 %48.6 %21.6
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -30.0 %64.7 %47.5 %80.8 %93.3 %89.4 %50.5 %21.2

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015MarlinsP121274.02150001100 1   1.000 
2016MarlinsP181379.13151011100 8   .947 
Total- - -P3025153.15301012200 9   .972 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015MarlinsP74.00  011              
2016MarlinsP79.10  011              
Total- - -P153.10  022              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015MarlinsP74.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (3)100.0%    (13)
2016MarlinsP79.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (2)100.0%    (12)
Total- - -P153.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (5)100.0%    (25)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2015Marlins0.90.80.10.90.00.0$0.0 
2016Marlins0.4-0.40.2-0.25.60.6$4.6 
Total- - -1.30.40.30.75.60.6$4.6 

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  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 30, Overall: 80
    • Team: Toronto Blue Jays
    • School: University HS